Look what comes out on my birthday this year - HURRAH!!
How awesome is that? I've never read the Trilogy of the Rat, so I'm super stoked to get started later this year when the books come out: August 4th!! I just love that both Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 will be together in this new edition by Knopf. I already own copies of both A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance Dance Dance, so I'm set to read all four books in the Trilogy of the Rat (which is really a quartet, since there are four books - the last one being the epilogue). Anyhow, I'm over the moon that these new-to-me Murakami stories will be released on my birthday - talk about a great present! I can't wait to settle in to my favorite reading spot and get lost in Murakami's words and world. Pretty cool, eh?
What about you? Are you excited that Murakami's first two books will finally be released here in the US? Apparently, they were translated into English, but he was against a wide distribution of them, so they were limited in release. He wasn't a huge fan of his early work and didn't want anyone to read it (or so I've heard according to Murakami folklore.) Either way, I'm just happy to finally be getting my hands on the two stories - woo hoo! Have you read these books? Are they vintage Murakami? And, why is it referred to as the Trilogy of the Rat?
I'm off to finish reading Marty Wingate's latest book, The Rhyme of the Magpie and continue reading The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy. Happy reading!!